Spirit of the Ghetto; studies of the Jewish quarter of New York,
ILLR Epstein, Jacob, Sir, ill. 1902
Publisher New York and London, Funk & Wagnalls Company
Call number AR01415603
Digitizing sponsor The Durst Organization
Book contributor Columbia University Libraries
Collection durstoldyorklibrary; ColumbiaUniversityLibraries; americana
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June 23, 2014
Spirit of the Ghetto
A classic book with classic drawings by Jacob Epstein. Written in a somewhat stiff style, the book draws a believable picture of life on the Lower East Side of Manhattan for Jewish refugees mostly from Russia. The clash of the cultures and the wrenching transition into a new world is heart rending.
The drawings by Jacob Epstein who went to become Sir Jacob Epstein pull you into the world of pathos, pain and struggle that these people endured.
The best "non-religious" book I've read of that world.